The practicing license of an advertising firm, Provision Media System Limited, has been suspended by Lagos state government following the indecent advertisement that caused a stir around the Lekki/Ikoyi toll gate.
According to a statement signed by the Managing Director of the Lagos State Signage and Advertisement Agency (LASAA), Mr. Mobolaji Sanusi, on Saturday, the unregistered mobile advertising truck, which had no valid registration for the current year 2019, was “illegally deployed in engaging in abysmally debasing projection of semi-nude women for several hours around the Lekki/Ikoyi toll gate.” .
The agency said a check on its records for the current year 2019 confirmed that the truck with Lagos State plate number APP713XL was not registered with the agency for the deplorable purpose for which it was deployed by the company on Saturday.
In their words,
“We wish to state, without equivocation that, no outdoor mobile advert truck within the jurisdiction of our dear state is licensed to display such crass immorality of the caliber that the owner(s) of this unregistered truck exhibited on our roads over the weekend”.
“The government of Lagos State, under the leadership of Governor Babajide Sanwoolu, has zero tolerance for any slightest attempt by anyone, under whatever guise, to debase the moral fabric of our dear state.
Nobody/company can hide under the guise of engaging in outdoor advertising business to display obscenity that is antithetical to our cherished cultural and moral values.” .
Furthermore, the agency added that the full weight of the law, as enshrined in the agency’s extant law, will be meted on the company owning this erring outdoor mobile truck after due investigations must have been concluded.
LASAA also assured members of the public that the agency would henceforth scrutinize activities of mobile trucks to forestall a recurrence of such an avoidable obscenity.